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Wed, Dec 08, 2021

AD: MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) Helicopters

AD 2021-22-11 Requires A One-Time Visual And Recurring Borescope Inspections Of The Torque Tube

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), Model 369D, 369E, 369F, 369FF, 369H, 369HE, 369HM, 369HS, 500N, and 600N helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of a spiral crack in the pilot-to-copilot tail rotor torque tube (torque tube). This AD requires a one-time visual and recurring borescope inspections of the torque tube and depending on the results, removing the torque tube from service. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective January 10, 2022.

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Tue, Dec 07, 2021

GrandView Pilots See Pay Boost

Airline's Plans for Hiring Increase Call for Improved Retention

Charter operator GrandView Aviation launched an improved compensation and benefits package for its flight crew ahead of a hiring blitz, boosting salaries and offering an appropriate hiring bonus. The company has seen impressive growth, becoming one of the world's largest Phenom 300 operators in the world, becoming the second most active light jet charter operator in the U.S.. The outfit should be an attractive position for those pilots who seek the Phenom 300, with each of its fleet racking up an impressive 1300 hours each month. 

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Tue, Dec 07, 2021

Classic Aero-TV: Vital Connections -- Bendix King Aerowave

From 2015: Communications, Even in The Midst Of Transportation, Remains A CRITICAL Biz-Tool

An important issue in business aviation is called connectivity. Business flyers need to stay connected for business and Bendix King is offering some solutions. While at the 2014 NBAA Business Aviation Convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, met with Jim Zanino, the BendixKing vice president of sales, to talk about AeroWave. Simply put, AeroWave is the Bendix King system that allows business travelers to stay in contact while in flight. Zanino says the idea behind AirWave was to provide Internet connectivity at a price point suitable for the benefits received. He points out that connectivity alone is not the only factor; the data plan is also important.

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Mon, Dec 06, 2021

Dassault Falcon 6X Receives Engine Approval

Pratt & Whitney PW812D Certified for Flight 

The Dassault Aviation extra widebody Falcon 6X has passed another milestone on its way to production after Transport Canada approved the use of the newest iteration of the Pratt & Whitney PW800 series, the high-efficiency PW812D.  Currently in flight testing, the engine program has completed more than 500 hours of flight time across 150 flights as Dassault evaluates fuel efficiency, maintainability, and performance for the installation. CEO Eric Trappier congratulated Pratt on their win, saying “Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW812D engine is a major step forward in fuel efficiency, maintainability and performance, and will help make the 6X a truly outstanding aircraft.”

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